If you ever needed to confirm your geekhood, download the ten laws of
geekand see how many fit you. Taken from tapeworm's, 1337
h4x0r h4ndb00k, these popular geek laws can help even the mostsocially-adept IT pro walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk of a hacker. For example:
Geek Law 2: Thou shalt have seen the movie hackers and knoweth it well. "I have
never met a geek in my life that hasnt seen this movie," wrote tapeworm,
"Its quite an exaggeration on real life, but is a classic none the less.
it is not uncommon to hear quotes from this movie in everyday geekconversation."
How many of the laws fit you? What would you add to tapeworm's ten laws?
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